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U-BAHN FAHREN: AN ALTERNATIVE UNDERGOUND MAP OF BERLIN

An alternative Berlin Underground map by Redfern Jon Barrett and found through ÜBerlin blog. Things you should know before you get onto that U-Bahn train:-)

Nov 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

IT WAS THE DAY THAT WAS: THE BATTLE OF OBERBAUMBRÜCKE

At 12.00 PM sharp first celery roots and tomatoes cut quick arches through the air, swiftly followed by billowing clouds of flour and a battery of water-bombs. Dozens of eggs … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

YOU ARE (STILL) HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE CORNER ZOSSENER BRÜCKE

This photo – which some of our readers already know – was taken on October 20th, 2012 from almost the same spot as the one in the previous post. What … Continue reading

Sep 18, 2013

Protected: YOU ARE HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE CORNER SEDAN UFER

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MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: IGGY POP & KATE PIERSON

In 1977 Iggy Pop and David Bowie moved to West Berlin to escape the drug problems they both had at the time and to work on new music. The time … Continue reading

Aug 16, 2013

SMILE, YOU’RE IN KREUZBERG

Straight from the outdoor swimming pool of Prinzenbad? Smile, you’re in Kreuzberg!:)            

Aug 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: OVER THE BRIDGE

Spotted on Hallesches-Tor-Brücke (old Belle-Alliance-Brücke) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jun 20, 2013

BERLIN FOTOFESTIVAL 2013 STRAIGHT FROM KREUZBERG

Only six days to go and Berlin-Kreuzberg will be hosting another great international event: Berlin Fotofestival´2013. A mix of exhibitions, lectures, panels and workshops for and by some of the … Continue reading

Jun 7, 2013

BERLIN STREETS 1900-1914

The images might often be shaky and out of focus but what they show was steady and sharp: Berlin in the years leading to the 1st World War. The city … Continue reading

May 31, 2013

BIRD´S VIEW OF BERLIN: ANHALTER BAHNHOF

This is an aerial photo of the old Anhalter Bahnhof whose remains (the by then roofless main hall) were blown up in 1959 after the station – or what was … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS

I have just received a parcel. Brought as always but the extremely surly, sweaty postman who said “hello” to anyone last time somewhere around 1988 and who is fond of … Continue reading

May 8, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STEEL AND NO MAGNOLIAS

Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg 61.

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

WALKING THROUGH BERLIN IN 1929

Another diamond dug up on You Tube a while ago will be perfect viewing now that we are on the brink of summer ourselves. Filmed in Berlin in the summer … Continue reading

Apr 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

YOU ARE HERE: PRINZEN- CORNER GITSCHINER STRASSE

Prinzenstrasse station of Stammstrecke (U1 today) and the Imperial Continental Gas Association in Gitschiner Strasse in the summer of 1902 There are people who say that vintage postcards are messages … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

TRAINS GO – A SHORT FILM ABOUT STAMMSTRECKE

Here is a wonderful albeit very very short film found on the page of “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” presenting the original images of the so called Stammstrecke – the first, overground … Continue reading

Apr 15, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FOGGY HALLESCHES TOR

Mar 27, 2013

YOU ARE HERE: LONG-GONE ENTRANCE TO THE U-BAHNHOF HALLESCHES TOR

 U-Bahnhof station Hallesches Tor on the overground (in Kreuzberg) U1 Line is one of the oldest U-Bahn stations in Berlin. Opened on February 18th, 1902 it was designed by two … Continue reading

Mar 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE

Here are four images of the same section of the U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse: all taken under the overhead U-Bahn line between the stations of Prinzenstrasse and Hallesches Tor. … Continue reading

Mar 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

UNDER THE VIADUCT: GITSCHINER STRASSE

Under the U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse – the section of the line is currently being renovated. The 8.8km long U1 line runs between Warschauer Strasse in Berlin-Friedrichshain through Kreuzberg, … Continue reading

Mar 17, 2013

SNAPSHOTS FROM THE WEST – BERLIN IN 1987

One of the best sources of knowledge about old Berlin are private photos and films made by regular people. Casual, often shaky and/or out of focus images tend to catch … Continue reading

Mar 14, 2013

HERE´S TO 2012

2012 has been a long year – the length of a year being measured by the number of memorable events. I have plenty to be happy about and equally a … Continue reading

Dec 31, 2012 · 4 Comments

CITY OF LIGHTS

It seems that while I collapse into my bed at around 10 PM (or like last night drift away into the Land of Nod during the 8-o´clock news – so … Continue reading

Dec 19, 2012

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: MÖCKERNBRÜCKE TO GLEISDREIECK

Gleisdreieck is the 7th (counting from  Oberbaumbrücke) and the last of U1 stations in Kreuzberg (out of 13 stations altogether which continue through Schöneberg to Charlottenburg). It is also the … Continue reading

Dec 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: welcome to the time machine

I found those two films on YouTube service, looking for anything about U1. Both films were filmed from the front of the train but only one was originally a digital … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM PRINZENSTRASSE TO HALLESCHES TOR

First a word of explanation: there is a good reason why the text for this post is not at its beginning but serves as its tail. I do not know … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM KOTTBUSSER TOR TO PRINZENSTRASSE

It is a relatively long distance from Kotti to Prinzenstrasse – 896 metres to be exact. Originally the overground train line used to run over a water road intersecting it … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THREE LADIES WALKING

 

Dec 1, 2012

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM GÖRLITZER BAHNHOF TO KOTTBUSSER TOR

I admit, Kottbusser Tor is my least favourite U1 station. It might even be my least favourite station in Berlin as such. It´s not the station´s fault – the place … Continue reading

Dec 1, 2012

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM SCHLESISCHES TOR TO GÖRLITZER BAHNHOF

The next section of Kreuzberg line of U1: from Schlesisches Tor to the 3rd station, Görlitzer Bahnhof. Until 1926 “U-Bahnhof Görlitzer Bahnhof” – named after one of the big Berlin … Continue reading

Nov 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

PAST PRESENT: OBERBAUMSTRASSE TO SCHLESISCHES TOR

Here are some historic images of the area covered in the previous post UP AND AWAY: U1. A little trip with the U1 as time machine. All three images are … Continue reading

Nov 29, 2012

UP AND AWAY: U1 line from Oberbaumbrücke to Schlesische Strasse

I have been taking photos of the U1 line in Kreuzberg for months. I believe half of my external hard discs to be full with images of trains, viaducts, passages … Continue reading

Nov 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TWO WORLDS BLENDING

Spotted under the U1 viaduct on the crossing Gitschiner/Zossener/Lindenstrasse. The woman on the left was wearing a black burqa while the one on the right was from a different world … Continue reading

Nov 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPIDERMAN WAS HERE

Oct 24, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HALLESCHES TOR IN AUTUMN MORNING SUN

Oct 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

A MOMENT OF KREUZBERG: BERLIN OLYMPICS PROPAGANDA FILM

Some time ago I happened to be watching this film online, taking in every image that was played before me. Back then, however, I could hardly recognize Friedrichstrasse – it … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FISHY BUSINESS AT SÜDSTERN

Spotted yesterday at Südstern U-Bahnhof. Outside. For which, oh Lord, we thank thee.

Apr 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STAIRWAY TO ASSISTED FERTILITY

During one of my numerous pre-Christmas trips to Friedrichstrasse (where Kreuzberg ends and Mitte begins), I got off at U-Bahnhof Stadtmitte (a tube station for the lines U6 and U2) … Continue reading

Jan 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

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